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Solid Rock Cafe

19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
+44 141 221 1105
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pre fix” (6 reviews)
“cajun chicken” (3 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International
19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is, as expected, LOUD, and allsorts of great rock music fills the room. Good selection of beers and spirits, and fair selection of pub-grub. Quiet(er) area downstairs, complete with pool table, if that's what you want. Handy for Central Station (right across the...More

Thank P12HAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been in this bar more times than I care to remember since it opened. I was in it even before it was The Solid Rock. Having been in last night with a mate, I have to say how disappointed I was. The pub is...More

Thank Welsh18
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Welsh18, Thanks for your visit and your kind words about our venue and music. We are sorry you felt the level of service you received was not up to scratch - this is something we pride ourselves on and like to think that even...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been here for many years and though I am considerably older, no one looked at me or my colleagues like we had two heads or anything. Good music, busy even for late on a Monday night, service was good and of course, great...More

Thank clype33
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Clype33, Many thanks for your kind review and rest assured that we welcome rockers (and non-rockers) from across a wide range of age groups and other demographics - everyone is welcome, probably even if you did have two heads. Hopefully see you again soon....More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

As you do! Few beers with fellow old rockers at the solid. Great beer but unusually we ordered grub. Burger and chips and two pizzas. Burger was fine but the pizzas were awesome. Great base and toppings. Compliments to the kitchen staff.... Rock music and...More

Thank Dolphduncan
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dolphduncan, Glad you enjoyed the scran and hopefully see you and you fellow vintage rockers again soon! Cheers, Robert

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Good for a drink before a gig. Always a decent crowd and plenty of staff so its quick to get served. Had food aswell a few times and cant fault it.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place but the staff not very welcoming or helpful as asked when it was a quiet Saturday afternoon if they had a porn star martini and the bar staff said no but did not say that they have other cocktails??? Maybe a pleasant...More

Thank Isobel G
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hi Isobel, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I hate when this happens to me too - just the other day I was in Arnold Clark and despite my polite request they were entirely unable to provide me with a Jaguar F...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere and great music and great pizza's one of the best rock bars in Glasgow, I would recommend it to everyone that like a place to drink eat and rock out the service is top notch as well never a long wait unless you...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great atmosphere & excellent choice of music. Staff friendly & efficient. Chose to eat - menu has good choice of snacks - service was quick - meals were quite small, so still hungry after but food was tasty.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing time had by all tonight @ The Solid pre Metallica gig. Hadn't been for a while & nowt has changed. Solid always was & always will be a place of kindship & comradery. Thank you Solid - Rock'n'FnRoll baby!!! .... BUT to the...More

Thank angxx77
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Always great music here, usually related to the concert you are probably in Glasgow for. Male toilets next to the bar are a wee bit whiffy. No tennents on bar although the Anstel is a cracking pint. Nachos are fantastic for one and a great...More

Thank brymcd
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Scott A
28 February 2017|
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Response from Dolphduncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes a fine selection of beers lagers and spirits
30 June 2015|
Response from Robert A | Property representative |
Hi Kimmy, Unfortunately we are strictly over 18's only at all times. Regards, Robert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 1105
  • E-mail
The Solid Rock Cafe is Glasgow's original (and best) rock and metal venue, established in 1987 and evolving with the vibrant rock scene here ever since. Offering competitively priced and filling bar meals as well as a wide selection of beers, spirits and cocktails, as well as anything music wise from AC/DC to ZZ Top.
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